Two-ring 80-200mm as an emergency macro substitute

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The Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8's do not focus particularly close (about 1:7). But this lens has decent bokeh and when teamed with the D300's pixel density/cropping ability, can be pressed into service as a macro-substitue when needed.

The following was shot at 135mm (my two-rings sharpest tele point). I've included a full frame shot of the berry bush for comparison.

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Just another reason why I consider this the best value, most versatile lens in my kit. For those of you considering it.
 
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Harry:

Add a Canon 500D to your pack, and the 80-200 is a real Macro:

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Harry:

Add a Canon 500D to your pack, and the 80-200 is a real Macro:

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Actually I have the Olympus equivalent @67mm and step up rings from 52 and 57mm, but no step down rings. Perhaps I'll invest in 67mm and 77mm's for it. I use that close-up attachment mostly with my 85mm, and it works, but it is tough to get DOF with the closeup attachments, I find.
 
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